Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

New American Standard Bible

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

King James Version

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

International Standard Version

"You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you. I have appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

A Conservative Version

Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and appointed you, so that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may remain, so that anything whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, he may give you.

American Standard Version

Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Amplified

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.

An Understandable Version

You [apostles] did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you to go and bear much fruit [i.e., through their evangelizing], and that your fruit should last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask Him for in my name [i.e. by my authority].

Anderson New Testament

You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you, that you may go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit may remain; that whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he may give you.

Bible in Basic English

You did not take me for yourselves, but I took you for myself; and I gave you the work of going about and producing fruit which will be for ever; so that whatever request you make to the Father in my name he may give it to you.

Common New Testament

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

it was not you that chose me, but I that chose you, and establish'd you, that your travels may be fruitful, and your fruit be lasting: so that whatever ye shall ask of the father for my sake, he will give it you.

Darby Translation

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and have set you that ye should go and that ye should bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide, that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name he may give you.

Godbey New Testament

You did not choose me, but I chose you, and placed you in your position, that you may go forth and bear fruit, and your fruit may abide: in order that He may give you whatsoever you may ask in my name.

Goodspeed New Testament

It was not you who chose me, it is I that have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit??ruit that shall be lasting, so that the Father may grant you whatever you ask him for as my followers.

John Wesley New Testament

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you that ye may go and bear fruit, and your fruit may remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye chose not me, but I chose you, and I have set you, that ye might retire and bear fruit, and your fruit remain: that whatever ye ask the Father in my name, he might give you.

King James 2000

You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and your fruit should remain, in order that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

Modern King James verseion

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that ye go, and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name he should give it you.

Moffatt New Testament

are placed in the middle of verse 13:31] "I am the real Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser;

Montgomery New Testament

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

NET Bible

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that remains, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.

New Heart English Bible

You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Noyes New Testament

Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Sawyer New Testament

You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should continue, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.

The Emphasized Bible

Not, ye, chose, me, but, I, chose you, and placed you, that ye should go your way and bear, fruit, - and, your fruit, should abide: that, whatsoever ye should ask the Father in my name, he might give unto you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and appointed you that ye should go forth and bear fruit, and that your fruit should be permanent: that so whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that should remain, so that the Father might grant you whatever you ask in my Name.

Webster

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Weymouth New Testament

It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

Williams New Testament

You have not chosen me; I have chosen you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit, that your fruit may remain too, so that the Father may grant you, as bearers of my name, whatever you ask Him for.

World English Bible

You didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Worrell New Testament

Ye did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.

Worsley New Testament

Ye did not first choose me, but I chose you, and have appointed you to go forth, and bear fruit, and that your fruit should be lasting: that whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name, He may give it you.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Ye did not choose out me, but I chose out you, and did appoint you, that ye might go away, and might bear fruit, and your fruit might remain, that whatever ye may ask of the Father in my name, He may give you.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye have
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

ἵνα 
Hina 
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
that, to,
Usage: 472
Usage: 472

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

should go
ὑπάγω 
Hupago 
go, go way, go away, get thee, depart, get thee hence
Usage: 26

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

καρπός 
Karpos 
καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25
Usage: 25

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

μένω 
meno 
Usage: 85

ye shall ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

of the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

ὄνομα 
Onoma 
name, named, called, surname , named , not tr
Usage: 162

he may give it
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 15:16

Devotionals containing John 15:16

Images John 15:16

Context Readings

Christlike Love

15 I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his masteris doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. 17 This is what I command you: Love one another.



Cross References

John 6:70

Jesus replied to them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is the Devil!”

John 13:18

I’m not speaking about all of you; I know those I have chosen. But the Scripture must be fulfilled:The one who eats My breadhas raised his heel against Me.

John 15:19

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.

Genesis 18:18

Abraham is to become a great and powerful nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him.

Psalm 71:18

Even when I am old and gray,
God, do not abandon me.
Then I will proclaim Your power
to another generation,
Your strength to all who are to come.

Psalm 78:4-6

We must not hide them from their children,
but must tell a future generation
the praises of the Lord,
His might, and the wonderful works
He has performed.

Psalm 145:4

One generation will declare Your works to the next
and will proclaim Your mighty acts.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but violence takes lives.

Isaiah 27:6

In days to come, Jacob will take root.
Israel will blossom and bloom
and fill the whole world with fruit.

Isaiah 49:1-3

Coastlands, listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.

Isaiah 55:10-13

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,

Jeremiah 1:5-7

I chose you before I formed you in the womb;
I set you apart before you were born.
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Micah 5:7

Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord,
like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for mankind.

Zechariah 1:4-6

Do not be like your ancestors; the earlier prophets proclaimed to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Turn from your evil ways and your evil deeds. But they did not listen or pay attention to Me”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Matthew 21:22

And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Matthew 28:18-19

Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Mark 16:15-16

Then He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 6:13

When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them—He also named them apostles:

Luke 24:47-49

and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 14:13-14

Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:7-8

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

John 16:23-24

In that day you will not ask Me anything.“I assure you: Anything you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

John 20:21-23

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

John 21:15-17

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:24

Then they prayed, “You, Lord, know the hearts of all; show which of these two You have chosen

Acts 9:15

But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites.

Acts 10:41

not by all the people, but by us, witnesses appointed beforehand by God, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.

Acts 20:25-28

“And now I know that none of you will ever see my face again—everyone I went about preaching the kingdom to.

Acts 22:14

Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear the sound of His voice.

Romans 1:5

We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,

Romans 1:13

Now I want you to know, brothers, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.

Romans 9:11-16

For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to election might stand—

Romans 9:21

Or has the potter no right over the clay, to make from the same lump one piece of pottery for honor and another for dishonor?

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

Romans 15:15-19

Nevertheless, I have written to remind you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

1 Corinthians 9:16-18

For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because an obligation is placed on me. And woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

1 Corinthians 10:11

Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning to us, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

Galatians 1:15

But when God, who from my birth set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

Colossians 1:6

that has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God’s grace in the truth.

Colossians 1:23

if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it.

1 Timothy 2:7

For this I was appointed a herald, an apostle (I am telling the truth; I am not lying), and a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11

For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher,

2 Timothy 2:2

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:5

The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint elders in every town:

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.

James 3:18

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.

1 Peter 1:14-21

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance.

1 Peter 3:2

when they observe your pure, reverent lives.

1 Peter 3:15

but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

1 John 4:10

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:19

We love because He first loved us.

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